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Mr. Ware graduated from Yale University in 1977, receiving his B.A. in Latin American Studies. He completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Texas in 1981, and has practiced exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law since 1982. Mr. Ware is active in the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs: Association of International Educators. He is a former member of AILA’s Foreign Student and Texas Service Center Liaison Committees. He has held an AV rating in Martindale Hubbell for many years, and is a member of The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He has repeatedly been selected by New Orleans magazine as among the top immigration attorneys in Louisiana. Mr. Ware is a frequent speaker and author on immigration topics throughout the U.S. and abroad, and teaches immigration law at Southern University School of Law. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%


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Contact info

David Ware & Associates

3850 N Causeway Blvd
Ste 555
Metairie, LA, 70002

David Ware & Associates

Two United Plaza, 8550 United Plaza Boulevard
Suite 702
Baton Rouge, LA, 70809

David Ware & Associates

4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL, 35242

David Ware & Associates

201 E. Government Street
Pensacola, FL, 32501



LAEligible to practice law198108/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
MemberBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Top Immigration Attorneys in LouisianaNew Orleans MagazineN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Committee on International StudentsVice-Chair1995 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNAFSA Region III Liaison1992 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, National Committee on Students and Exchange VisitorsMember1992 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Foreign Student CommitteeMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Service Center Liaison CommitteeMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationINS Liaison Chair1988 - 1989
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Lousiana Chapter)Treasurer1984 - 1988
Publication nameTitleDate
amicus briefMatter of Syracuse University2010
AILA PERMThe Special Handling Labor Certification: Current Issues2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1981
Yale UniversityLatin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas State MeetingMy Friend Told Me: Dispelling Immigration Myths Through Law and Regulations2010
NAFSA Region VII ConferenceImmigration2010
NAFSA Region III ConferenceConsular Update2010
NAFSA ConferenceHot Immigration Issues for Academic Healthcare Institutions2010
Federal Bar Association (Memphis)Representing Those Unlawfully Present2010
AILA Texas Chapter Annual Fall ConferenceImmigration2010
AILA PERM ConferenceThe Triple Crown: Continuing Hot Spots in the PERM Process2010
AILA Mid-South Annual ConferenceAdvanced Issues in PERM2010
AILA National ConferenceDo I Really Have To Go Home Again?2007